West Central is Springfield’s downtown neighborhood and is the home of the Birthplace of Route 66. It offers a wide variety of historic buildings with character including stately Victorians, quaint bungalows and loft apartments.
West Central Neighborhood Alliance (WCNA) aims to promote pride and awareness in the residents of our downtown community. We encourage the ideals of an affordable, desirable and diverse neighborhood for everyone to live, work and play. We support quality business growth and work to assist our fellow residents either by representation or education toward resolution of concerns. We recognize the area’s great potential. If you yearn for the days of front porches and friendly neighbors, we encourage you to join us by living and investing in West Central.
Our Neighborhood Schools
- Campbell Elementary
- McGregor Elementary
- Pipkin Middle School
- Study Middle School
- Central High School
- Parkview High School
- Missouri State University
- IDEA Commons (MSU Urban Research Park)
Our Neighborhood Parks & Public Spaces